Betty Marie Bodsberg Jordahl was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin, June 7th, 1928
As I understand it, my mother was actually born in the farm house where she was raised. Not in a hospital. See photo below in photo slideshow, photo with Betty's mother and father, at their kitchen table, out front of their house.
I created a Bodsberg Ancestry Forum to collect, organize, list, and discuss my mother's lineage and heritage.
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My mother's given name at birth was Betty Marie Bodsberg. But, she chose to be buried with my father's sir name, "Jordahl." This headstone was purchased years ahead of time, so the year-of-death is yet to be engraved.
Mom wanted to be buried next to her grandfather, not her parents. Telling. Jens Jonson Hangerskjaer Bodsberg was born in Norway. And, most likely, one of the first to be buried at Lone Pine Cemetary. This great grandfather was the one that helped to establish the church near Rushford, MN.
Many years ago, I noticed my mother was very impassioned about liking this photo. So, I bought it for her, I think for her birthday. At the time I had no idea why she would like this photo so much. Until I saw a photo of her grandfather. The one she was buried next to. My great grandfather. The likeness is astonishing.
This is a very old photo of Gesthemene Lutheran Church where my mother was baptized, confirmed, married and buried. I don't believe my mother tried to achieve something I believe few have accomplished. But, then again, she didn't seem to have any lofty goals in her life. Therefore, she didn't stray from what she knew.
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